Department of Oral Biology

Oral biology is that area of knowledge that deals with the structure, development, and function of the oral tissues; their interrelationships; and their relation to other organ systems in both health and disease.

Oral Biology is a basic sciences program, integrated with the curriculum of first Professional year BDS. It comprises of Oral Histology and Tooth Morphology. This specialty is concerned with the study of the nature of the oral and craniofacial tissues along with the application of basic scientific knowledge to oral tissues in health and diseased state. It is a full year course which includes the study of embryology, growth and development, coupled with details of structure, composition and functions of cells, tissues and organs of the oral cavity. Oral biology has laid a foundation for the further development and expansion of the knowledge base upon the clinical subjects of the dental curriculum and dental practice.

The Department of Oral Biology at Women College of dentistry has an experienced teaching faculty which is challenged to develop new ways to disseminate knowledge that will encourage students to remain lifelong learners. Our diverse teaching faculty and use of innovative teaching strategies such as lectures on multimedia, interactive sessions and educational videos enables us to maintain a comprehensive learning environment. We also conduct assignments and assessments on a periodic basis to evaluate the academic progress of our students.

The laboratory is fully equipped with microscopes for visualizing histological sections of oral tissues, along with tooth models to further enhance their skills on identification of individual teeth. We encourage laboratory-based education to synergize learning and to motivate students to undertake research projects early on in their professional years to foster passion for excelling in their chosen field of specialty in order to build a successful research career in the future.

Faculty & Staff:

Prof. Dr. Talib Hussain (Vice Principal WDC)


Professor Dr. Talib Hussain, has been working as vice principal Women Dental College and Course Head of Oral Biology Department.


B.D.S (UHS), MFDS RCS (UK), M.Sc Oral Biology (UK), FPFA (USA)
Professor & Head of Oral Biology and Tooth Morphology Department
Women Dental College Abbottabad

Dr. Shahwar Siddique

BDS, Mphil (Sch)

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Raima Bilal



Dr. Amna Khan



Recent Achievements


Future Plans

We are committed to meet the contemporary educational standards and creating a positive learning environment for our students.
Research is our aim to increase the knowledge and improving the use of oral biology Concepts, to enhance the research capabilities such activities will be introduce to the students for critical thinking, expand knowledge, accurate reporting, and formulation based on Oral biology discipline.